In other words, Kane’s accessories appear to blend both his avant-garde aesthetics and Versace’s traditionally ornate style quite nicely; meaning Versus’ premiere collection could simultaneously pique the interest of London “it” girls and South Beach elite. The collaboration is far from a surprise, considering Donatella purchased the Central Saint Martins grad’s entire graduate MA collection back in 2006. With Versus providing the icing on Kane’s cake, 2009 is already shaping up to be an especially good year for the 26-year-old designer. Not only did his SS09 collection sell out within 24 hours of hitting Net-a-Porter.com, but the International Herald Tribune’s Suzy Menkes recently stated that the designer’s Fall 09 collection “confirmed his wunderkind status.” Not too shabby.
Christopher Kane Versus Versace
Monday, Jun 15, 2009 Updated at 2:34 PM EDT